Lake James State Park Trails

Lake James State Park Trails

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Activities

Hiking Walking/Running Cycling Equestrian Paddling Disc Golf

Length 25+ miles - multiple trails

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Tucked into the rolling hill country at the base of mighty Linville Gorge is Lake James, a sprawling 6,812-acre reservoir with more than 150 miles of shoreline.
Lake James State Park offers two access areas: Catawba River and Paddy’s Creek. Both sections offer lake access, trails, picnic areas, and more. The
Paddy’s Creek section also offers mountain biking.

Park Website: www.ncparks.gov/lake-james-state-park

WHERE: Nebo, NC

DIRECTIONS: See the state park website for specific directions to Catawba River and Paddys Creek accesses.

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TIPS & TRICKS

Bring a Map

Keep your maps in a plastic bag to protect them from the rain and know how to use them. GPS units are great, but they are not substitutes for knowing how to use a map and compass.